.htacess redirect not working

Hi,

I've just changed the name of one of my php pages and I'm wanting to redirect requests made to the former filename to go to the new filename.

The old page is:
news/event.php?event=

The new page is:
news/predictions.php?event=

I tried using this in .htaccess:

RewriteRule ^news/predictions.php?event=([0-9]{2}) news/predictions.php?event=$1 [r=301,nc]

I tried accessing the orginal url but it didnt redirect me to the new one. Can anyone see where i'm going wrong?

Thanks,

Paul

Am I using this wrong? I tried
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DerokorianConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Personally I use:


RewriteEngine ON
RewriteBase /

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule (.+) $1 [L]

#other rewriterules here such as yours:
RewriteRule ^news/event.php$ news/predictions.php [QSA,R=301,NC]

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or you can use the leading slash as amar suggested
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DerokorianCommented:
First you are redirecting from prediction to predictions. This is a problem. Secondly, you never close your pattern using the $ symbol. Finaly, I think you can use:

RewriteRule ^news/event.php$ news/predictions.php [QSA,R=301,NC]

HTH
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m0tSiEAuthor Commented:
Thanks Derokorian, I tried your code and it does redirect but it uses the full server path including public_html, etc. is there a way to stop it adding in those extra folders? or should I just change news/predictions.php to the full url?
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Amar BardoliwalaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hello m0tSiE,

You can try any of following

1. add full url like http://yoursite.com/news/predictions.php

or

2. try /news/predictions.php

Hope this helps.

Thank You.

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m0tSiEAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, worked perfectly.

:)
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